Monday, March 20, 2023

Antibiotic resistance, a threat to public health: Roberto Bernal

Health Secretary, Roberto Bernal warns about resistance to antibiotics and the great threat to humanity in terms of public health,

During his participation in the Laguna Region’s COVID-19 Technical Subcommittee meeting, Bernal explained that antibiotic resistance occurs when bacteria adapt over time and are no longer susceptible to drugs, thus making treatment difficult. gives. of disease transmission and death.

“The advent of antibiotics was seen as the end of infectious diseases. If their misuse is not addressed urgently, we will enter the anti-antibiotic era, in which common infections cannot be resolved and will again lead to death.”, he cautioned.

Bernal Gómez recalled that, according to the World Health Organization, it is estimated that 50 percent of antibiotics are administered unnecessarily.

Inappropriate use as defined includes: unnecessary prescriptions, overprescriptions, inappropriate selection and self-medication.

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On the other hand, the State Authority insisted that, The pandemic was a major obstacle to the control and use of these drugs, as at least 95 percent of patients hospitalized for COVID-19 received inappropriate and excessive antibiotics.,

Similarly, resistance to the main infection-causing bacteria was found to increase by up to 37 percent after the pandemic. For this reason, the Secretary of Health urged the population and medical personnel to be aware and regulate the use of antibiotics, both in humans and animals.

He also urged people to adopt good hygiene habits to avoid communicable diseases.

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